North Shore Playcentres and Kaipātiki Community Facilities Trust invite families with pre-school children to Playcentre in the Park, a free event with plenty of fun activities for children aged 0-6 years.

Playcentre in the Park will be held at Rewi Alley Reserve in Tōtara Vale on Friday 8 March from 10am to 12noon.

There will be a range of activities for children, including bubbles, music, water play, crafts, nature play and more. There will also be a coffee cart and a free sausage sizzle.

The event is part of Playcentre Open Week, a nationwide campaign designed to boost awareness of Playcentre in the wider community.

According to Playcentre parent and event organiser Megan Lapwood, “Playcentre is a great way to meet other families in your community, and my kids just love it.”

Playcentre is a nationwide charity with over 400 centres across Aotearoa.

It is the largest parent-led early childhood education provider in the country, which means that parents attend with their pēpi and tamariki and play, learn and grow alongside them.

North Shore Playcentres at Playcentre in the Park– including Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Coatesville, Greenhithe, Mairangi Bay, Onepoto, Red Beach, Takapuna, Whangapāraoa and Windy Ridge Playcentres.